The 2021 season of the Digital Classicist London seminar is on the theme of world classics: we have put together a programme of speakers who are working with digital humanities and digital classics methods to the study of antiquity—whether language, corpora, archaeology—from across the world. All sessions are streamed live on Youtube, and will also be available to watch there afterwards.
All seminars at 17:00 (UK time).
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Dear friends of the Classics Program at Hunter College,
Please join us Friday, May 14, at 5pm for the 83rd Josephine Earle Memorial Lecture (see the attached poster). The lecture is taking place virtually over Zoom, and pre-registration is required at the link below. In addition to the lecture, the event will begin with a student award ceremony and a celebration of recent graduates from the Classics Program at Hunter.
83rd Josephine Earle Memorial Lecture, Friday, May 14, 5-7pm
"What did the Romans want from their law?"
Michael Peachin, Professor of Classics (New York University)
Register at this link:
(A message from Dennis Looney, MLA)
I hope the semester/quarter is ending up well. Come celebrate at the 2021 MLA Leadership Institute: Why Humanities Now: https://www.adfl.mla.org/Seminars/MLA-Academic-Program-Services-Leadership-Institute-Why-Humanities-Now
In addition to a robust set of plenaries and discussion groups (full program is online), there are three workshops that will be of interest: one for chairs, one for directors of graduate studies, and one for department leaders interested in using data for advocacy.
See below for brief descriptions. Use the link above for access to the full program and registration.
Wood and Ceramic: Introducing digital methods with Classics Library special collections
A public event of the ICS/Hellenic and Roman Library
Thursday July 1, 2021. 17:00 UK time/UTC+1
Free but booking required: https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/event/24399
Cartledge Title and Abstract
Learning from the Past: Classics and the Contemporary World
Prof. Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge)
Tuesday May 25, 2021 at 5pm GMT
Abstract: This webinar explores contemporary political and social issues, including the nature of populism and authoritarianism and the treatment of disenfranchised groups, through the lens of ancient Athens and its extraordinary democracy with Prof. Paul Cartledge, emeritus A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge.
Paul Cartledge is a world-renowned Classicist and expert on ancient Greece, whose recent books include Democracy: A Life (2018) and Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece (2020). In 2021, he received the Commander of the Order of Honor from the Greek government for enhancing the reputation of Greece abroad.
The Classics Program of Hunter College (CUNY) announces the rescheduled conference on Theognis and the Theognidea. The conference will now be virtual. It will run from April 28th (Wednesday) through April 30th (Friday) from 12-3:30 PM. (NB, the first day starts at 11:45AM and the last day runs to 4PM.) The conference is open and free.
The conference "Contact, Colonialism, and Comparison" will take place over Zoom April 16-17, 2021. Please visit the event page here for further information, including a tentative schedule and list of participants. Conference papers are being made available to participants in advance, and sessions during the event itself will begin with an introductory contribution from a respondent followed by a brief author response and then open discussion.
The Inaugural SAIG/GSC Dissertation Lecture
The AIA’s Student Affairs Interest Group (SAIG) and SCS’s Graduate Student Committee (GSC) are pleased to announce the 2021 SAIG/GSC Dissertation Lecture! This annual talk is a collaborative effort intended to highlight the work of a senior doctoral candidate whose research features interdisciplinary work between the fields of archaeology and classical philology, and to support the student networks between these related fields.
As the first SAIG/GSC Dissertation Lecturer, Elizabeth Heintges, doctoral candidate at Columbia University, will present “Forgetting Sextus Pompey: the bellum Siculum and Vergil’s Aeneid,” integrating both literary and material evidence into an analysis of two major moments in Roman Republican history. Please see the poster and abstract below for more details.
The Sicilian Orator and the Platonic Dialogue
Exedra Mediterranean Center
Syracuse, Sicily, 23-26 November, 2021
Sex, Rage, & Change:Feminist Adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses
a public conversation with Nina MacLaughlin, Paisley Rekdal, and Stephanie McCarter
4 p.m. CST Thursday, April 8, 2021